Can Hope Be Found In The Art Of War?

Much of what I post on social media focuses on the problems in the world. As is the nature of taking a critical approach, the negative gets the spotlight.  In order to anchor a bit of balance to this blog, and perhaps my mind, as we are stared in the face by nuclear catastrophe:

Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory. – Sun Tzu, The Art Of War

A Chinese bamboo book, closed to display the c...
A Chinese bamboo book, closed to display the cover. This copy of The Art of War (on the cover, “孫子兵法”) by Sun Tzu is part of a collection at the University of California, Riverside. The cover also reads “乾隆御書”, meaning it was either commissioned or transcribed by the Qianlong Emperor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)